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Why Does Islam Allow Marriage at an Early Age?

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Sheena

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Oct 25, 2016

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Assalamu Alaikum, It is always a topic of debate about the age of Aisha when she got married to Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him). It is widely believed that she was just 9 then, and this is used as an excuse for child marriage and the sexual and physical exploitation that follows it throughout the world. As a person I really can’t accept this logic because it carries a lot of risk on the physical and mental health of the child.Therefore I would like to know the ruling of Islam on child marriage, and if Islam permits it, what’s the reason?

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